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Cardboard Kids – MINT

Words: Ryan Getz There's a swagger to Cardboard Kids that seems to follow them around no matter what they do. A sense of badassery with an underlying notion that they're good people. MINT will throw fans of this band (who are for some reason still under the radar) for a loop. One thing that ...

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Relient K – Air For Free

Well, this is a review that I started having no idea what to expect from the album. What follows will be my thoughts as I listen to Air For Free the first time through. Given that the only permanent members of the band seem to be Matt Thiessen and Matt Hoopes at this point in time, and given that some ...

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RELEVANT DISCOVERIES

Picture: Jon Dimas//Words:Ray Moore Safe, So Simple-I will start this by saying Safe, So Simple are one of those bands I knew of for a while before I actually listened to them. I do this for many reasons and every once in a while it turns out to be a mistake. In this case that seems to be the case. ...

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Seaside Holiday – Grand Tours

Words: Ryan Getz The second track of Seaside Holiday's Grand Tours makes a proclamation odd at first glance. A drive inborn, an inherent bent For elevation, entitlement Once we knew reverence Now we just live to run from exit This is a quintessential example of what Seaside Holiday is about if ...

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I challenge you to fall asleep to these (they’re loud)

Radio Atlantis - "True Colors": As soon as I saw in the press release that this artist makes deep house and is endorsed by AFROPUNK I was intrigued. Though my political views aren't often in line with AFROPUNK's core audience, such and endorsement usually means that the artist is making important music. ...

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Trouper – All Things Are Shadow

Trouper have been on my radar since a little over a year ago when I heard they would be playing Audiofeed Festival. Actually, it was a little bit before that - sometime between meeting Aaron Nicolas and doing the pre-Audiofeed interview last year. But in this band’s short lifetime, much has changed ...

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KNOCKOUT KID – MANIC

Over the years I have come across many albums that I thought were amazing from the start, New Found Glory-S/T, AFI-The Art Of Drowning, Thursday-Full Collapse, The Used-S/T, and the list goes on. I can now add Manic by Knockout Kid to that impressive list. From the first listen I knew this album was ...